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The Camels are coming! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Posted by FredG on 04 Nov 2017, 13:54

The Regiment de Dromadaires figures I requested Newline Designs to manufacture earlier this year have arrived :-D :yeah: A nice set of figures with plenty detail to keep my eyes strained and the smallest brushes to provide fruitful service. These are the next on the painting table as soon as the current batch of Saxons is done.

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For anyone interested, Newline have the Christmas sale on until the end of November with 25% off.
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Posted by stenfalk on 04 Nov 2017, 13:56

Camels are loveable! :love: :love: :love:
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Posted by FredG on 04 Nov 2017, 14:02

They think people are quite acceptable too.

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:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :P
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Posted by Emperor on 04 Nov 2017, 23:17

I remember my sister had a stuff toy camel when she was 5 years old.
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Posted by FredG on 08 Nov 2017, 20:40

Camels!

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Cleaned up, primed and bodies base coated.

I couldn't help but paint their dangly bits.

This will be fun, don't desert me. :P
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Posted by Carlos on 09 Nov 2017, 00:34

Figures looks great, but improve a lot wit so fine work of painting.
Nice project.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Nov 2017, 10:27

I can well imagine the clouds of dust, behind those land racing ships of the desert!
A very good topic FredG. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by FredG on 11 Nov 2017, 20:51

Very slow progress with the camels. It's taking about 40 minutes to get the harness onto each one :shock: 10 done so far with 5 to go before we get to the colourful bit :-)

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Posted by FredG on 12 Nov 2017, 21:46

After another marathon session we have a full set of harnessed camels.

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Now on with the saddle cloths :P
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Posted by FredG on 13 Nov 2017, 20:36

Some saddle cloths are on. They're starting to get a bit colourful :-D

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More red, more red was the cry :P
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Posted by Wiking on 13 Nov 2017, 21:22

Your ships of the dessert get with each marathon session more colorful.
Good idea that are white ones in the mob.

They are walking always to the left.
Outside my screen there is the waterhole located?
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Posted by FredG on 13 Nov 2017, 21:33

I'm afraid that there's just the one white for the trumpeter. The three greys will no longer be grey when finished.

There's a very good waterhole to the left of your screen, they serve real ale from wooden kegs. :P :mrgreen:
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Posted by FredG on 14 Nov 2017, 20:27

More hours spent, more paint applied. :-D

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Now I need to go over the yellow again :eh:
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Posted by FredG on 15 Nov 2017, 20:37

I think the camels are done. They've had various washes to finish them off. Every camel is a slightly different colour so I'm happy.

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Especially for Wiking, the camels going to the right. They're actually still going to the same waterhole, I just stood over the other side to give the impression they were coming back. They're never this coordinated on the way back. :P

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Now to sort out someone to steer them :mrgreen:
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Posted by Peter on 15 Nov 2017, 22:39

Great looking camels Fred! :thumbup:

And if you want to know what direction they are going, just follow the smell! I sure hope they will not meet horses! :mrgreen:
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Posted by FredG on 15 Nov 2017, 23:23

I had cabbage for dinner Peter. I can't smell any camels :eh: :oops:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Nov 2017, 23:55

FredG,i love what seems to be Milk Bottle Tops.
The Camels look rather cooooool for a hot daytime climate, that freeeeeezes at night. BB
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Posted by Wiking on 16 Nov 2017, 05:43

FredG wrote:
... the camels ... They're actually still going to the same waterhole, ...

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I know why. :mad:
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Posted by Wiking on 16 Nov 2017, 05:59

Nice different painted running camels in her colorful clothes.

Fred G wrote:
Now to sort out someone to steer them :mrgreen:

Option one.
A steer team.
One for the direction and one for- Go!
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Posted by Susofrick on 16 Nov 2017, 10:32

Lovely camels! The base looks rather small, how do they stand on their own? And with the exta weight (and height) of a rider? Only have Airfix's camels and we all know how well they stand even though they have quite big base.
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